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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
916 653 6995
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
Description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
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El Paso, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

lovely beach with magnificent waves and plenty of room to walk. This may not be the best place for young children as the water is a bit rough and the shore quite angled.

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michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Decided to do some horseback riding in the area and ended up in half moon bay. I was a lone rider who ended up meeting several other riders and spent the day riding around the area. It is a stunning area. Words cannot do this beach justice. I hope to return with my children and spend the day on the... More

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Bay Area, Calif
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The family recently got together for a memorial on the beach. The camp ground has quite a few spaces for RVs and three tent only spaces that are very close to the water. There aren't hook ups for the RVs but there is a dump station on your way out. The campsites each have a wood burning pit with a... More

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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Strong wind, strong wave and sea birds. I guess it is a good place for surfing. But I don't understand why so many campings in such cloudy weather

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Knightsen, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

beautiful parking area to sit and watch the sunset or short walk to beach to enjoy water and walk animals.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So I guess the first thing to point here is that there is one very long beach stretching all around Half Moon Bay but parts of the beach have other names as well to differentiate them. Frances beach is easily accessible (by car) from HMB Main Street. Just find Kelly Avenue and follow it to the end. You will find... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
51 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The beach is large and sandy , but there are very few amenities around and nothing else on the beach, ie cafes.

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Layton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The desire of my kids was to play in the Tide Pools. We found some wonderful Tide Pools (thank you google and tripadvisor) at Half Moon Bay, looked up tide schedules and off we went. It was great fun and the area was beautifully kept and easy to access. We were saddened by the number of people there with buckets... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

beautiful ocean views epic waves perfect for surfing. camping very nice lots of space and view from the camp ground to the beach . a mix of relaxation and action sports like fishing from the beach , to abalone diving easy beach acees for inflatable zodiac for diving for abalone and fishing

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United Kingdom
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663 attraction reviews
1,702 helpful votes 1,702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The beach charges $10 for parking a car, a bit of a disincentive if you want to make a quick visit just to admire the views. although you may wish to camp here, have a picnic or a barbecue, for me it was to admire the view, the crescent shaped Half Moon Bay stretching along the course.

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